Saturday, April 20, 2019

Keiser Report: ‘Big Data’ Leaks (E1124)

from RT:

Max interviews James Howard Kunstler of Kunstler.com about the hot mess of US climate change policy and infrastructure spend.

The Ugly Truth About DACA

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from Stefan Molyneux:

Catching Up With Ned Naylor-Leyland

by Turd Ferguson, TF Metals:

On Wednesday, we had a chance to get caught up with our old pal, Ned Naylor-Leyland of Old Mutual Investors in London. Ned’s job as fund manager puts him in front of institutional investors worldwide so it’s always extraordinarily valuable to hear from him directly.

Over the course of this 40-minute call, Ned and I discuss a variety of topics, including:

  • overall sentiment in the precious metals sector
  • the growing interest in the sector from asset allocators and money managers
  • any sign or signal in London of a pending crisis of confidence in the LBMA system
  • how the level of real interest rates affects asset allocation decisions
  • the technical picture in the metals and why it appears that a new bull market is underway
  • and much, much more!

It was great fun to connect again with Ned as we’ve both been quite busy lately. I think you’ll find this call to be very informative and well worth the wait. We promise to speak again soon on these subjects.

TF

p.s. My apologies for the audio quality as Ned and I were plagued by some Skype issues through the call.

Click HERE to listen.

Read More @ TFMetals.com

High Ranking CIA Agent Blows Whistle On The Deep State And Shadow Government

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by Aaron Kesel, Activist Post:

A CIA whistleblower, Kevin Shipp, has emerged from the wolves den to expose the deep state and the shadow government which he calls two entirely separate entities.

“The shadow government controls the deep state and manipulates our elected government behind the scenes,” Shipp warned in a recent talk at a Geoengineeringwatch.org conference.

Shipp had a series of slides explaining how the deep state and shadow government functions as well as the horrific crimes they are committing against U.S. citizens.

Some of the revelations the former CIA anti-terrorism counter intelligence officer revealed included that “Google Earth was set up through the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and InQtel.” Indeed he is correct, the CIA and NGA owned the company Google acquired, Keyhole Inc., paying an undisclosed sum for the company to turn its tech into what we now know as Google Earth. Another curious investor in Keyhole Inc. was none other than the venture capital firm In-Q-Tel run by the CIA according to a press release at the time.

Shipp also disclosed that the agency known as the Joint Special Ops Command (JSOC) is the “president’s secret army” which he can use for secret assassinations, overturning governments and things the American people don’t know about.

FBI warrantless searches violate the Fourth Amendment with national security letters, which Shipp noted enables them to walk into your employer’s office and demand all your financial records and if he or she says anything about them being there they can put your supervisor in jail or drop a case against themselves using the “State’s Secret Privilege law.”

“The top of the shadow government is the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency,” Shipp said.

Shipp expressed that the CIA was created through the Council on Foreign relations with no congressional approval, and historically the CFR is also tied into the mainstream media (MSM.) He elaborated that the CIA was the “central node” of the shadow government and controlled all of other 16 intelligence agencies despite the existence of the DNI. The agency also controls defense and intelligence contractors, can manipulate the president and political decisions, has the power to start wars, torture, initiate coups, and commit false flag attacks he said.

As Shipp stated, the CIA was created through executive order by then President Harry Truman by the signing of the National Security Act of 1947.

According to Shipp, the deep state is comprised of the military industrial complex, intelligence contractors, defense contractors, MIC lobbyist, Wall St (offshore accounts), Federal Reserve, IMF/World Bank, Treasury, Foreign lobbyists, and Central Banks.

In the shocking, explosive presentation, Shipp went on to express that there are “over 10,000 secret sites in the U.S.” that formed after 9/11. There are “1,291 secret government agencies, 1,931 large private corporations and over 4,800,000 Americans that he knows of who have a secrecy clearance, and 854,000 who have Top Secret clearance, explaining they signed their lives away bound by an agreement.

He also detailed how Congress is owned by the Military Industrial Complex through the Congressional Armed Services Committee (48 senior members of Congress) giving those members money in return for a vote on the spending bill for the military and intelligence budget.

He even touched on what he called the “secret intelligence industrial complex,” which he called the center of the shadow government including the CIA, NSA, NRO, and NGA.

Shipp further stated that around the “secret intelligence industrial complex” you have the big five conglomerate of intelligence contractors – Leidos Holdings, CSRA, CACI, SAIC, and Booz Allen Hamilton. He noted that the work they do is “top secret and unreported.”

The whistleblower remarked that these intelligence contractors are accountable to no one including Congress, echoing the words of Senator Daniel Inouye when he himself blew the whistle on the shadow government during the Iran-Contra hearings in 1987.

At the time Inouye expressed that the “shadow government had its own funding mechanism, shadowy Navy, and Air Force freedom to pursue its own goals free from all checks and balances and free from the law itself.”

Read More @ ActivistPost.com

IS THIS RACIST?

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by Paul Joseph Watson:

CHINA TO STOP ALL BITCOIN EXCHANGES (GOOD FOR GOLD/SILVER)

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

REUTERS CONFIRMS THAT NORTH KOREA SET TO LAUNCH AN ICBM: BOTH NEWS PROPEL GOLD/ GOLD RISES $1.15 BUT SILVER DOWN 2 CENTS/CHINA MISSES ON 3 IMPORTANT DATA POINTS/COPPER FALTERING BADLY: DEEP DISCOUNT FROM SPOT/OVER FUTURES AS ALL PARTS OF THE GLOBE LOADED WITH COPPER/MORE ANTICS FROM DONALD TRUMP

GOLD: $1325.65 UP   $1.15

Silver: $17.77  DOWN 2 CENT(S)

Closing access prices:

Gold $1329.95

silver: $17.80

SHANGHAI GOLD FIX:  FIRST FIX  10 15 PM EST  (2:15 SHANGHAI LOCAL TIME)

SECOND FIX:  2:15 AM EST  (6:15 SHANGHAI LOCAL TIME)

SHANGHAI FIRST GOLD FIX: $1328.81 DOLLARS PER OZ

NY PRICE OF GOLD AT EXACT SAME TIME:  $1321.40

PREMIUM FIRST FIX:  $7.41

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SECOND SHANGHAI GOLD FIX: $1323.20

NY GOLD PRICE AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1321.30

Premium of Shanghai 2nd fix/NY:$4.82

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LONDON FIRST GOLD FIX:  5:30 am est  $1323.20

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1322.85

LONDON SECOND GOLD FIX  10 AM: $1324.55

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME. 1325.25

For comex gold:

SEPTEMBER/

NOTICES FILINGS TODAY FOR SEPT CONTRACT MONTH: 0 NOTICE(S) FOR  nil  OZ.

TOTAL NOTICES SO FAR: 54 FOR 5400 OZ  (0.1679 TONNES)

For silver:

SEPTEMBER

 

 355 NOTICES FILED TODAY FOR

 

1,775,000  OZ/

Total number of notices filed so far this month: 5,253 for 26,265,000 oz

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Let us have a look at the data for today

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In silver, the total open interest ROSE BY A RATHER LARGE 764 contracts from  188,207 UP TO 188,971 DESPITE THE  DROP IN PRICE THAT SILVER UNDERTOOK IN YESTERDAY’S TRADING (DOWN 4 CENT(S). WE HAVE NOW HAD FOUR DAYS OF TORMENT AND YET THE SILVER OPEN INTEREST HARDLY BUDGES.  THE LONGS ARE REMAINING STOIC AND REFUSE TO GIVE IN TO THE ANTICS OF THE BANKERS. NO WONDER WE ARE UNDERGOING ANOTHER DAY OF TORMENT AS THE BANKS SEEMED TRAPPED IN THE OWN JUICE.

RESULT: A STEADY RISE IN OI COMEX  DESPITE THE 4 CENT PRICE LOSS. 

 In ounces, the OI is still represented by just UNDER 1 BILLION oz i.e.  0.946 BILLION TO BE EXACT or 135{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of annual global silver production (ex Russia & ex China).

FOR THE NEW FRONT MAY MONTH/ THEY FILED: 264 NOTICE(S) FOR 1,320,000OZ OF SILVER

In gold, the open interest FELL BY A TINY 1175 CONTRACTS DESPITE THE  LOSS  in price of gold ($4.20 LOSS YESTERDAY). The new OI for the gold complex rests at 579,431. WE SHOULD EXCEPT MORE TORMENT FROM THE CROOKS AS THE OPEN INTEREST IN GOLD JUST REFUSES TO GO DOWN. NO WONDER THE BANKERS ORCHESTRATED ANOTHER RAID THIS MORNING AS THE BANKERS TRY WITH NO LUCK TO FLEECE INVESTORS OF THEIR LONG POSITIONS.

Result: A SMALL INCREASE IN OI DESPITE THE  FALL IN PRICE IN GOLD ($4.20). THE COMMERCIALS SUPPLIED THE NECESSARY SHORT PAPER.  NO DOUBT THAT ANOTHER FLASH CRASH WILL BE ORCHESTRATED TODAY DUE TO THE  RISE IN OPEN INTEREST IN GOLD AND THE STEADY RISE IN OI IN SILVER

we had: 0 notice(s) filed upon for nil oz of gold.

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With respect to our two criminal funds, the GLD and the SLV:

GLD:

Tonight , we had no change in gold inventory last night:

Inventory rests tonight: 838.64 tonnes

SLV

Today: no change in inventory.

INVENTORY RESTS AT 327.088 MILLION OZ

 

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First, here is an outline of what will be discussed tonight:

1. Today, we had the open interest in silver ROSE BY A STEADY  764 contracts from 188,207  UP TO 188,971(AND now A LITTLE CLOSER TO THE NEW COMEX RECORD SET ON FRIDAY/APRIL 21/2017 AT 234,787) DESPITE YESTERDAY’S 4 CENT LOSS IN TRADING. OUR LONGS ARE STRONG AND REFUSE TO BUDGE WITH THE ANTICS OF OUR BANKERS.

RESULT:  A  STEADY RISE IN OI  AT THE COMEX  DESPITE THE FALL IN PRICE OF 4 CENTS. NO DOUBT ANOTHER RAID WILL BE CALLED UPON BY OUR BANKERS AS THE OPEN INTEREST ON BOTH GOLD AND SILVER REFUSE TO BUDGE 

(report Harvey)

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2.a) The Shanghai and London gold fix report

(Harvey)

 

2 b) Gold/silver trading overnight Europe, Goldcore

(Mark O’Byrne/zerohedge

and in NY:  Bloomberg

3. ASIAN AFFAIRS

i)Late WEDNESDAY night/THURSDAY morning: Shanghai closed DOWN 12.72 POINTS OR 0.38{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}   / /Hang Sang CLOSED DOWN 116.88 POINTS OR 0.428{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/ The Nikkei closed DOWN 58.38 POINTS OR 0.29{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/Australia’s all ordinaires CLOSED DOWN 0.10{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/Chinese yuan (ONSHORE) closed WELL DOWN at 6.6556/Oil UP to 49.61 dollars per barrel for WTI and 55.56 for Brent. Stocks in Europe OPENED RED EXCEPT LONDON. Offshore yuan trades  6.6571 yuan to the dollar vs 6.6556 for onshore yuan. NOW THE OFFSHORE MOVED A LITTLE WEAKER  TO THE ONSHORE YUAN/ ONSHORE YUAN MUCH WEAKER (TO THE DOLLAR)  AND THE OFFSHORE YUAN IS A MUCH STRONGER TO THE DOLLAR AND THIS IS COUPLED WITH THE SLIGHTLY  WEAKER DOLLAR. CHINA IS NOT HAPPY TODAY

Read More @ HarveyOrganBlog.com

Keiser Report: America’s Falling Apart (E1123)

from RT:

In the second half, Max interviews Michael Krieger of LibertyBlitzkrieg.com about Google’s ‘major threat to democracy’ as the tech giant becomes the gatekeeper for acceptable political speech.

Study: Flagging Stories as ‘Fake News’ Ineffective; People No Longer Trust Media

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by Nate Church, Breitbart:

A Yale University study on the effectiveness of combatting “fake news” underlines what the rest of the country already knew: Americans no longer trust the media to tell the truth.

The study, entitled “Assessing the Effect of ‘Disputed’ Warnings and Source Salience on Perceptions of Fake News Accuracy,” put 24 news stories from 2016-2017 in front of 7,500 participants. Half of the stories presented were true, and half were fabricated. Those involved in the study were asked to rate the accuracy of a random selection of 12 of the headlines. The study was further divided into groups. In the first, the stories were presented as-is. In the second, fake news was tagged as “disputed.”

The results were marginal, at best. With false stories flagged, users who support President Trump were only 1.2{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} more likely to correctly gauge whether or not a story presented was factual. Supporters of Hillary Clinton were slightly more trusting, with an increase of 4.3{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} over the unflagged group.

It appears Trump supporters were generally less inclined to trust a headline in general — whether or not it has been checked by a third party. This skepticism is unsurprising in a climate that has shown consistent aggression toward those who have supported the POTUS, both before and after the election. In point of fact, only about 15{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of Trump voters have any trust in the media at all, according to a recent Edelman poll.

But the most interesting data set was buried deep and only unearthed with the help of artificial intelligence. When processed by a machine learning algorithm, an intriguing pattern emerged that surprised the researchers themselves.

The problem seems to be exaggerated among younger people. 18-25-year old participants in the control group believed fewer of the true stories than their elders to be real at 57.1{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}, and more of the false ones, at 21.1{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}. In the group that analyzed flagged stories, the problem actually worsened. While the flags made young people 3.1{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} more likely to identify true stories as such, they also identified 4.4{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} more fake news as real.

Psychologist David Rand is “not sure what explains this,” but acknowledges that “it means that this is a really big problem.” He suspects it has something to do with an overall decline in media trust. Furthermore, the measures seem least effective with the people for whom they have been engineered. According to Rand, “for the people who are most reliant on social media for their news, they are the ones who the warning doesn’t do anything and there’s a huge backfire.” That is even more worrying when you consider that 67{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of Americans rely on social media as a news source.

In an attempt to narrow the cause and effect of the data, Rand and his associates tried clearly branding the news stories with their sources. Unsurprisingly, that helped very little. “Slapping down a big logo also doesn’t do anything,” admitted Rand. The bottom line? “People don’t find mainstream media outlets particularly credible.”

Facebook was strident in response to the results, excusing its potentially damning conclusions by suggesting they were irrelevant since participating users were using a survey site, rather than Facebook itself. And while Rand acknowledged the limitation, he has maintained that “there are numerous studies showing that respondents from the website we used — Amazon Mechanical Turk — are pretty representative for doing studies on political opinions.”

And while Facebook has determined not to help identify the problem with their own information, they are quick to disparage the people who are attempting to seek it out. Poynter Institute International Fact-Checking Network Director Alexios Mantzarlis said that he is “hoping Facebook will see this study and determine that it is even more appropriate for them to share data as to how this is actually going.”

Read More @ Breitbart.com